This 4 year old Samsung Galaxy phone still gets monthly Android security updates

What you need to know

  • Samsung has rolled out a new monthly security update for the Galaxy Note 9.
  • The 4-year-old smartphone’s Verizon variant has received the security patch from March 2022.
  • It’s surprising to see the device still get updates after it was removed from Samsung’s monthly update cycle last year.

Samsung downgraded the Galaxy Note 9 to a quarterly update plan in September last year, but it looks like the device will still get monthly security patches anyway.

The 4-year-old phone should theoretically have received security updates every three months since then, but its Verizon variant was quietly addressed to the March 2022 security patch level last week. Droid Life first discovered the change.